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About the Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis or Agrilus marcopoli and EAB) is an invasive species that is spreading across North America causing a wipe out to our ash tree population. The Ash Borer could threaten the life of 7.5 billion ash trees in the United States.
Since first being detected in Michigan in 2002, the emerald ash borer has spread to eleven states and parts of Canada. Over 50 million ash trees have been killed and all other ash varieties in North America are in danger. Green and black ash is its favorite target but white and blue ash are still targets.
The average adult length is 7.5 to 13.5 mm long and 4 mm (1⁄6 in) wide. The larvae are approximately 1 mm in diameter and 26 to 32 mm long, and are a creamy white color. Each female adult lays around 300 eggs in bark crevasses during the course of one summer. After hatching, larvae burrow into the bark and feed on the cambium and phloem, effectively causing death within two years.
Officials say Butler County Iowa has become the 51st County In Iowa in which the Emerald Ash Borer has been found. The infestation was found in a tree in Clarksville.
Watch this news video on the Emerald Ash Borer in Charlotte, NC: http://www.wcnc.com/news/community/ash-trees-at-risk-of-extinction-thanks-to-emerald-ash-borer-beetle/440289227
Emerald Ash Borer found in Hampstead & Lafayette Counties, AR; Clarke County, IA; Baraga County, MI; and Augusta, Greene & Spotsylvania Counties, VA.
Indiana rescinded their state quarantine.
Lincoln Parish, LA; Delaware County, OK; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Reservation, WI; Sawyer County, WI; and White County, TN were added to the Federal EAB quarantine.
Emerald Ash Borer is now confirmed in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
Emerald Ash Borer found in Delaware County, OK, Alabama, Iowa and Virginia.
Emerald Ash Borer is now confirmed in Delaware.
Emerald Ash Borer is now in Nebraska.
Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Texas.
Emerald Ash Borer found in Louisiana.
Maryland rescinds state quarantine.
Emerald Ash Borer found Arkansas.
Emerald Ash Borer found in New Jersey.
Emerald Ash Borer is now in Colorado.
Emerald Ash Borer found in North Carolina and Georgia.
Emerald Ash Borer found in New Hampshire.
Emerald Ash Borer found in Connecticut , Kansas and Massachusetts.
Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Racine Counties of Wisconsin have been added to our map. The entire state of West Virginia, the Northern part of Kentucky, and the remaining Eastern Counties of Michigan have also been added.
Emerald Ash Borer is now in Canada.
Emerald Ash Borer has been found in New York State, in the Cattaraugus County town of Randolph.
Spread of the emerald ash borer was confirmed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Detected in Victory (western part of the state), Wisconsin by agricultural officials. This town borders Iowa and Minnesota.
Wisconsin confirmed that the first appearance in the state in the village of Newburg, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County.
Missouri Department of Agriculture has detected the emerald ash borer in the state
Chicago, Illinois reports the emerald ash borer has been found in their city.
Federal quarantine has been imposed on the following areas in the U. S. for Emerald Ash Borer: the lower peninsula of Michigan; Mackinac County, Michigan; the entire states of Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana; Prince Georges County, Maryland; and Fayette County, West Virginia.
An Emerald ash borer larva was discovered in a West Virginia Department of Agriculture “detection tree” located in Fayette County.
Emerald ash borers have been found in Cranberry Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Infestations were discovered in northern Cook County, Illinois, including Wilmette, Evanston, and Winnetka.
Michigan announced and ash borer infestation in the Upper Peninsula for the first time. Several counties in Indiana are under quarantine.